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UMass Amherst Libraries

Citizenship in the Nuclear Age

A Course Guide for Political Science 250

Dictionariesy/Encyclopedias/Handbooks

The works listed below are excellent starting points for research and can be used to find background information, definitions of terms or concepts, and citations to additional resources. (Titles in blue are online.)

Credo Reference
Numerous subject encyclopedias and dictionaries

Encyclopedia of the Atomic Age
UM Science Reference QC 773 E49

Encyclopedia of War & American Society
UM Reference E 181 E634

Encyclopedia of World War II: A Political, Social and Military History
UM Reference D 740 E516

Europa World Year Book
Encyclopedia and directory of world's countries-covers government, demographics, history and more

Facts of File Dictionary of Atomic and Nuclear Physics
UM Science QC 772 F33

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A collection of several hundred subject encyclopedias

Historical Dictionary of Arms Control and Disarmament
UM Reference JZ 5645 L38

Nuclear Weapons and Nonproliferation: A Reference Handbook
UM Reference U 264 D53

Oxford Reference Online
Subject dictionaries, guides and concise companions